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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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State Files Lawsuit Against Trump Tower Over Chicago River Pollution

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15 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

The Illinois Attorney General has filed a complaint against a 92-story tower along the Chicago River, regarding a violation of water pollution regulations. The office is seeking a fine of $10,000 for each day the tower has violated pollution rules. Read more.


Heritage Group Criticizes Tower Heights Included in London’s Canada Water Scheme

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14 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

The master plan for London’s Canada Water has received criticism from a government heritage group, which has raised concerns regarding clusters of tall buildings included in the scheme, which reach up to 162 meters’ height. Read more.


272-Meter Office Tower Officially Joins Taipei Skyline

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14 Aug 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

A 272-meter tower and an adjoined retail building with a three-dimensional stainless-steel lattice façade have reached completion in Taipei. The finished high-rise hosts an insurance company’s offices, as well as restaurants on the top floors. Read more.


Tallest All-Residential Tower in Germany Reaches Full Height in Frankfurt

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13 Aug 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

At 172 meters, the tallest all-residential tower in Germany has reached its full height. The 401-unit building comprises 55,000 square meters of gross floor space and is slated for occupancy in 2019. Read more.


Lower Manhattan’s Newest Residential High-Rise Ready for Occupancy in New York City

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13 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

A 241-meter condominium tower has officially reached completion in Lower Manhattan, New York City, with its dwellings slated for immediate occupancy. The 157-unit building features a pool, fitness center, plaza, and private garden. Read more.


Glass Prism Tower Completed in Nairobi

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13 Aug 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

A 34-story glass-and-steel tower, designed to look like prisms stacked upon one another, has debuted in the Upper Hill sector of Nairobi, Kenya. The high-rise incorporates energy-conserving rain-harvesting systems in the design. Read more.


Discount Retail Company Announces Redevelopment in Tokyo’s Shibuya Sector

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13 Aug 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A discount retail giant in Japan announced plans to redevelop the company’s Shibuya store site in Tokyo. The project includes a 120-meter, 28-story tower, which will facilitate retail, office space, and hotel uses. Read more.


Two-Tower Development Approved for Perth City Link Sector

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10 Aug 2018, Perth, Australia

A two-tower complex has been approved, following years of redesign, to rise in Perth’s developing City Link sector. The 32-story and 23-story high-rises will be mixed-use, with apartments, a hotel, and restaurants on the ground level. Read more.


Dubai World Trade Center to be Preserved Under New Initiative

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10 Aug 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Municipality has announced a new initiative to preserve landmark buildings from the 1960s and '70s, including the Dubai World Trade Center, the first tall building in the region. Read more.


Boston’s Third-Tallest Building Officially Topped Off

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10 Aug 2018, Boston, United States

A 227-meter hotel and residential tower has officially topped off in Boston. The 61-story structure, which will become the city’s third-tallest building, includes 215 hotel rooms and 160 serviced condominiums. Read more.


Residential “Forest” Rising in Asunción

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10 Aug 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

Construction has commenced on the site of a 24-story residential tower in Asunción, Paraguay. The high-rise features two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a pool, gym, permanent water supply, and family-focused amenities. Read more.


Basketball Legend Plans to Reside in His New 33-Story Tower in Newark

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09 Aug 2018, Newark, United States

A 33-story residential tower, which is slated to become the tallest in Newark, New Jersey, has been approved by the Central Planning Board. A well-known NBA star, who is a partner in the project, plans to reside in the building upon completion. Read more.


45-Story Tower Moves Towards Construction in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend

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09 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Construction is set to commence soon on a 45-story tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend neighborhood development, as piling works are underway. The 1,518-square-meter site will facilitate 244 new units within the 139-meter high-rise. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Next Two Phases of Former Warsaw Brewery Residential Complex

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09 Aug 2018, Warsaw, Poland

A developer has selected a contractor to construct the next two stages of a multi-building residential development on the site of the former Warsaw Brewery. The structures, the tallest of which will reach 18 stories, feature a brick façade. Read more.


Second of Two Lattice-Lined Twin Towers Debuts in Kuwait City

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08 Aug 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Both towers of a twin-tower complex featuring a three-dimensional lattice façade have officially completed in Kuwait City. The 42-story office tower and 22-story hotel share a podium, and are both topped with a roof terrace. Read more.


Tower Plans Scrapped in Mexico City Following Adjacent Commercial Center Collapse

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08 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Following the collapse of a Mexico City complex’s commercial center, developers have canceled plans to construct a 34-story building on the site. Instead, the commercial center will be joined by four office towers rising no more than 14 stories. Read more.


Designs Revealed of a Multi-Block Interconnected Building on Stilts in Miami

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08 Aug 2018, Miami, United States

Designs for a multi-block interconnected building on stilts set to be developed in Miami have been released. The project includes residential, office, retail, education, and public uses, with some of the Jenga-like blocks reaching 19 stories. Read more.


Seoul’s Largest Department Store to Join Landmark Parc 1 Complex Development

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08 Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea

Construction is progressing on a mixed-use complex on Seoul’s Yeouido Island, which includes two high-rise office towers, a hotel, and an 89,100-square-meter department store. The project is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.


Brooklyn’s Second Supertall Earns New York City Planning Approval

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07 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

The New York City Planning Commission has awarded unanimous approval to a proposed 300-meter high-rise slated for Brooklyn. The tower includes two schools, retail, and 900 apartments, 200 of which would be permanently affordable. Read more.


Coastal Resort Sector of Vietnam’s Van Don Mega-Development Approved

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07 Aug 2018, Van Don, Vietnam

A 109.6-hectare sector of a 3,300-hectare mega-development has received approval from Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee. The subdivision includes at least five high-rise hotel towers, with the highest rising to 88 stories. Read more.


First Units of Santa Fe’s ProCreAr Housing Complex to be Delivered Soon

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07 Aug 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina

The mayor of Santa Fe, Argentina inaugurated a 10-block paving development adjacent to a two-tower collective housing complex, which is nearing completion. The two towers will deliver a total of 368 units to the neighborhood. Read more.


State Council Confirms 320-Meter Tower Complex in Paris’ La Défense

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07 Aug 2018, Paris, France

A two-tower scheme has been approved to rise in Paris’ La Défense district, amid concerns from local building owners. The 320-meter towers include apartments, a hotel, a student residence, restaurants, and an art gallery. Read more.


28-Story Residential Building Completes in Sydney’s Green Square Town Center

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06 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 28-story residential building has reached completion in Sydney’s Green Square district. The 600-unit ellipsoid-shaped tower is part of a $5.9 billion development in the town center, which is slated for completion in 2030. Read more.


Designs for St. Julian’s Heritage Mercury House Renovation Unveiled

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06 Aug 2018, St. Julian's, Malta

An architecture firm has released plans for the renovation of a historic structure in St. Julian’s, Malta, and the redevelopment of the building’s 9,405-square-meter site, including the creation of a new public piazza. Read more.


Seattle’s Space Needle Debuts Rotating Glass Floor

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06 Aug 2018, Seattle, United States

A revolving glass floor has debuted at the 152-meter level of Seattle’s Space Needle. Renovations of the 184-meter tower, which was first constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair, also include 24 slanted glass benches at the observation deck level. Read more.


Design Lead Selected for New 460-Meter Tower in Bogota, Colombia

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03 Aug 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A firm has been selected to lead the design team of a new 460-meter tower slated for Bogota’s CBD. The mixed-use project includes class A office space, a five-star hotel, apartments, and commercial retail space, with a public amenity plaza. Read more.


Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

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03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.


Developer Files Zoning Application for 142-Meter Tower in Chicago’s Lincoln Park

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03 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has submitted updated plans for a mixed-use project in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The development, which includes a 40-story 500-unit tower, requires approved zoning amendments in the area. Read more.


Government Officials Propose Height Reductions for Bratislava’s First Tall Tower

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03 Aug 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia

Site approval for a 168-meter tower, which is part of the Eurovea Complex development on the waterfront of Bratislava, Slovakia, has been met with delays due to objections from the city’s government officials. Read more.


Three-Tower Development Unveiled for Melbourne’s Box Hill Suburb

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02 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for a three-tower development in Melbourne’s Box Hill suburb have been unveiled. The 16-, 19-, and 29-story towers will include 273 residential units, 5,979 square meters of office space, 49 hotel suites, and retail. Read more.